Firstly Debbie at OTT was very helpful and provided prompt and friendly comms. This was our first ever visit to Kalkan and we stumbled across OTT via google and therefore had quite a few questions to ask - Debbie was very patient and provided the reassurance I was after - I would use OTT again.
As for the villa, it was exactly as described. It was relatively easy to find on our arrival although I would recommend making sure you know the directions well as I can imagine some people may struggle to locate the villa. Perfectly located in a peaceful location and only a short walk from the centre of Kalkan - there are other smaller shops to buy water, milk etc. closer still (including restaurants). The views from all floors were stunning and we often spotted people outside just there to take photos.
The villa was very well equipped, maintained, kept clean by a maid during our stay and the pool man also visited every morning to make sure all was well. We never got to see Omer, the local rep, although we phoned him on the day following our arrival to 'check-in'. Not a big issue for us as we're well organised having researched what to do before the holiday (e.g. Saklikent, Patara and Kaputas beaches, Xanthos etc.) and we're happy to be left alone but some guests may want greater attention - Omer would have visited for sure had we wanted him to. We were greeted by a gentleman from the asfiya hotel just down the road who were also responsible for looking after the villa.
We also organised a private gulet cruise through OTT and I have to say this was the highlight of our stay - super, relaxing day out and also great fun for our two children.
As for Kalkan it is a pretty place with friendly locals - there were an array of restaurants to chose from and whilst we never had a bad meal I'm not sure I agree will the very high marks given by diners through Tripadvisor!
In summary, it was a perfect first visit to Turkey and I wouldn't hesitate in using OTT again.
Left on 10/11/2012 for a stay in September 2012 | June
The villa was excellent, very secure. All modern facilities and situated in a beautiful setting overlooking Kalkan. The pool was most welcomed in the high temperatures. Close to all amenities. A total chill out fortnight. Thank you to Debbie at Olive Tree Travel for excellent arrangements.
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